I got my information packet about 2 weeks ago, but I still have to email Shannon Anton with some questions. From what I gathered, the hands-on classes (Hearts and Hands) can be offered via distance, and you have to complete those modules before continuing on to everything else, but I need to ask if I ought to wait unitl the next set of Hearts and Hands classes is offered to begin (as I live very close to where they are offered). I believe they start in July, so maybe I ought to just wait to enroll until then.
I also need to re-read the info in case I missed anything.
I suppose my main reasons for hesitation are, first, that NMI doesn't offer a degree like some of the other distance programs. Second, I can't afford to get my own apartment until I'm enrolled in college (an agreement with my parents) and don't want that to influence my decision (I currently live with my grandma and it's becoming increasingly stressful due to her growing dementia).